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Old 05-30-2016, 06:10 PM   #15
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Up to you, but as a rule, Manufacturer's don't throw in expensive parts that aren't needed!
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:18 PM   #16
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Up to you, but as a rule, Manufacturer's don't throw in expensive parts that aren't needed!
What are you implying? Are you suggesting that using one battery to operate the slides and awning would cause a problem? It was suggested that two batteries were installed to give more amps to start the engine. . do you dissagree with that and if so why?
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I absolutely agree that is the reason the coach came with two batteries.
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One might be enough, but if it came with two there must be a reason as someone said earlier. They don't throw money away on something that isn't needed.
We have 4 - 925 CCA chassis batteries and there are times ours balks even with that. I have a new Denso geared starter as the starter is a known problem with our engine.
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I think you guys missed the point where I said that I had no intention of starting the engine with one battery. My intention was to temporarily use one battery to operate the slides with the engine OFF.
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I think you guys missed the point where I said that I had no intention of starting the engine with one battery. My intention was to temporarily use one battery to operate the slides with the engine OFF.
As Twin said ... no problem using the 1 good battery. Multiple batteries ensure higher amps for longer run time before needing a charge. I have six chassis ... the more batteries, the longer the boondock before needing the genset. Yes, the manufacturers provide more batteries than in the old days ... we wouldn't want to miss all those tv shows while baking a turkey and using the hair dryer ... in the woods.
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Bruceisla,
Are you confusing chassis (engine) batteries with coach (house) batteries. It sounds to me that you are.
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Bruceisla,
Are you confusing chassis (engine) batteries with coach (house) batteries. It sounds to me that you are.

Not really confused ... just mistyped ...I should have said 6 coach batteries ...
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I too have two chassis batteries, but they are 6v each.
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I've decided that there is no rush to replace the batteries now seeing as I wont need to start the coach until Sept. Will just use the one good battery to operate the elect awning. The slides can stay out for a few months. I will hook it up today but leave the ecm and transmission cables unhooked until I get the new batteries.
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